Hottie of the week: Shehryar Munawar Siddiqui

Published: February 12, 2013
If we went to high school with him, we’re pretty sure he’d be prom king.

If we went to high school with him, we’re pretty sure he’d be prom king.

Status: Single

Born: Karachi, Pakistan

Birthday: 1988

Who is he?

Move over Fawad Khan, we’re putting another actor on our hottie throne.  He’s the brand spanking new face on TV who’s giving the tired faces a run for their money. He’s smart (went to IBA for his bachelor’s degree in Finance), extremely talented (watch him in Kahi Unkahi and Zindagi Gulzar Hay), humble (did not do the typical I’m-too-busy-with-shooting routine when we called him for an interview). And did we mention he’s smoking hot?


Why we’re crushing on him

If we went to high school with him, we’re pretty sure he’d be prom king. He was the captain of his debate team, played in the cricket team and didn’t let his grade point average get affected at all.

Unlike other actors who live, breathe and dream of acting, Sheheryar just stumbled on it. He was sitting on a job offer from an excellent multinational after completing his bachelors programme. But instead of just going the normal 9-5 route, he thought he’d take a year-long break and do the kind of fun stuff that he’d reminiscence about when he turns 40. Acting turned out to be one of them. When he told his family, including his elder sister who went to Harvard, there was a lot of trepidation. It was only after he’d promised that he’d act only for a year and then head off for a postgraduate degree that his family agreed. Within that year, he managed to not only work on more than a few drama serials, he’s scored a role in an upcoming Pakistani film Kambakht. We’re now hoping his parents will extend that year to forever, maybe?

Ideal woman

Although he’s single right now, he has a pretty tall order for his future significant other. The attributes come in this order: “She has to be smart, witty, a people’s person; should be sensitive, care about animals and you know, the kind who cries at the end of a movie. She doesn’t have to be typically good-looking but the kind who carries herself amazingly well.”

His celebrity crushes

Shehryar is koo-koo for Fatima Bhutto. So if you’ve ever been told that you have the remotest resemblance to Fatima Bhutto, holla’ back at our hottie!

Published in The Express Tribune, Ms T, February 10th, 2013.

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Correction: The original online article mistakenly had Shehryar Munawar Siddiqui added as the author of the post. The error is regretted. 

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Reader Comments (22)

  • Feb 12, 2013 - 3:56PM

    OMG! He love animals… :)


  • Bilal
    Feb 12, 2013 - 3:59PM

    Did this dude seriously nominate himself and then write all this about himself? wow!


  • Feb 12, 2013 - 4:02PM

    Nominating urself? How SAD your life must be dude!


  • moin
    Feb 12, 2013 - 4:07PM


    Not impressed:(


  • Rabail
    Feb 12, 2013 - 4:39PM

    Where has he nominated himself, who came up with that? I dont see it in the text


  • Hassan Ahmed
    Feb 12, 2013 - 4:56PM

    Its an article on Shahryar Munawwar Siddiqui by Shahryar Munawwar Siddiqui :s :s :s


  • Blowing owns own trumpet
    Feb 12, 2013 - 5:09PM

    Read the authors name. Lol. This is so funny. Good job sherry!


  • deedum
    Feb 12, 2013 - 5:37PM

    hahaha…did he actually write this about himself!!????noway!LOL!!how pathetic!!


  • Zoya
    Feb 12, 2013 - 5:54PM

    There’s been a slight mistake!! This article is not by Sheheryar himself…its written by one of ET’s people.


  • Ayesha
    Feb 12, 2013 - 6:43PM

    Guys stop getting jealous! This guys awesome! what a looker :)


  • anonymous
    Feb 12, 2013 - 9:00PM

    did anyone tell here that the channel he is being aired on is owned by his family? so he dint stumble..he just took up some struggling guy’s slot :)


  • Feb 12, 2013 - 9:32PM

    O Common people, he is goodlooking if not hot conventionally. And who says girls get jealous of other girls… look at the guys comments in this article… Tells you another story. Teehee.


  • bangash
    Feb 12, 2013 - 9:51PM

    His acting is absolutely horrible.


  • Maryam...
    Feb 12, 2013 - 9:55PM

    the thing is…he was born with a golden spoon…hes the nephew of hum tv channel owner sulltana siddiqui as well as nephew of stock market baron jehangir siddiqui…thats the reason he got so many chances to act…to be really real, there are many boys better looking and better actors….

    as far as him being down to earth….yea right i went to IBA to he contested the student couincil elections and lost by a LANDSLIDE owing to his greater-than-you and arrogant actions…


  • anonymous
    Feb 12, 2013 - 11:41PM

    His family owns the channel in which he is appearing..stumble upon haha..ridiculous


  • Qasim
    Feb 12, 2013 - 11:43PM

    what ? who is this guy again ?


  • Sarah
    Feb 13, 2013 - 12:03AM

    Its a shame that the youth today just can not stand anyone else’s success and fame…reading the comments above makes me sick at how low young people today can stoop to vent out their jealousies…usually people who themselves will never amount to anything in life have such a negative attitude towards other people’s success.Seriously! Suck it up all of you and try to make the most of what ever opportunities you all have been given in life rather than hating on another young mans talent and success! Sheheryar…keep it up! Dont let these negative people rain on your parade…


  • Sadaf
    Feb 13, 2013 - 9:29AM

    Yes well let’s not be too hasty about this shall we? Cute he maybe but he needs to work on those acting skills a little more . He is a good actor in the making ,if he puts in the hard work .He was fabulous in Merey Dard ko jo Zaban Mile but he needs to move on from that style. As to dethroning Fawad let’s not run before we can walk …


  • Abu bakar
    Feb 14, 2013 - 12:07AM

    whos he ???? neva saw him on T.V !!!!


  • S
    Feb 14, 2013 - 7:55PM

    I went to IBA too, and he happens to be a humble individual despite all that he was blessed with as far as his acting is concerned, he still has some way to go but I believe he’ll get there. Also for those who think he was given an opportunity to act because of his aunt, he did a few tv commercials on his own before he got into serials


  • lala5000
    Feb 15, 2013 - 9:53PM

    “S”..why do i get the feeling your Mr.Hottie of the Week himself.
    Personally, I think Sheheryar is doing a wonderful job on his serials. He’s def. a talent to watch. That being said, however, it is true that he has had the advantage of being from an elite pakistani family to help him out in his career.
    @ Maryam when i read your comment about his ” greater-than-you-actions” i couldn’t help but believe you. Most elitist in pakistan are like that. But then i thought that you might just be a bitter classmate. Regardless, if Mr.Siddique is like that, please don’t stoop low only makes you look bad.
    To sheheryar..if you by any chance do read this..which i highly doubt you will…be extremely thankful for the blessings you have. Yes, people will be negative and bitter because they don’t have the luxury you do. Most of us can’t take a year off to ” do something that we will reminiscence about when we’re 40″. I’m pakistani but i live abroad. My message to you is that you have a platform..a voice. Just like you “stumbled” into acting…i hope you stumbling into philanthropy. Be that voice of the pakistani youth. Raise awareness about : Breast cancer, clean water, green energy, better roads and safer driving, better hospitals and schools. Prove these people wrong. Prove maryam wrong about your “greater than you” actions. You have a voice and connections, don’t simply use them to benefit yourself.


  • lala5000
    Feb 15, 2013 - 9:54PM

    “S”..why do i get the feeling your Mr.Hottie of the Week himself.
    Personally, I think Sheheryar is doing a wonderful job on his serials. He’s def. a talent to watch. That being said, however, it is true that he has had the advantage of being from an elite pakistani family to help him out in his career.


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